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Ancient Mesopotamia, The History, Our History

Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History aims to disseminate knowledge and awareness of the ancient Mesopotamian collection of the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago.

The website was developed in collaboration with Chicago Public School teachers who selected artifacts from the institute's that shed light on aspects of the daily life of the ancient Mesopotamians.

Artifacts can be examined up close and there are teacher-developed questions to help with individual research or classroom discussions. Virtual archaeological digs in Iraq and an online collection of significant artifacts from the Oriental Institute Museum can also be experienced through the interactive Dig Into History section of the website.